About Us

Chronic metabolic diseases are on an astronomical rise in India. Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) is a chronic disease that has typically been thought of as incurable. Often the best outcome hoped for is improvement in the disease’s symptoms and slowing of its progression. Typically, disease progression leads to an increase in glucose-lowering medication use, healthcare costs, and complications. However, recent large-scale studies and research have demonstrated that diabetes remission can be achieved through nutritional and dietary interventions. This significant revelation has shifted perspectives within both the medical science community and among patients. We, Avana Health, want to be at the forefront of this change and play a crucial role in driving this transformative healthcare revolution.

Over the last few years, numerous health technology startups in India and globally have been trying to help T2DM patients achieve diabetes remission. While some have shown promising outcomes, the majority of these solutions primarily emphasize on providing guidance, coaching, and educating individuals on lifestyle changes and nutritional practices. However, the ultimate responsibility and burden of adhering to these guidelines and preparing meals every day fall on the shoulders of either the patients, their families, or their untrained house help. Subsequently, it becomes very hard for the patients to follow these guidelines for a sustained amount of time and achieve significant health outcomes. This calls for a solution in the market where convenience is built-in inherently and minimum effort is required on the part of the patients to adhere to their prescribed dietary interventions sustainably.


Our Solution

Avana Health is a home nutrition startup that aims to help people achieve Diabetes Remission i.e. bringing their blood sugar levels below the diabetes range (HbA1c < 6.5%) and maintaining them without relying on diabetes medications. The only way this can be achieved scientifically is through Precise Nutrition - i.e. accurately calculating the ideal proportions of oils, carbohydrates, proteins, and fibers before consumption. However, doing this on a day-to-day basis for every meal is nearly impossible beyond a few days or weeks.

To address this challenge, Avana Health provides a dedicated nutritionist for the patient who performs these meticulous nutrition calculations tailored to the patient’s needs. Additionally, we send a clinically-trained chef to their home who cooks all the meals according to the precise recommendations. A trained chef at the client’s home allows for wider personalization of the meals as per the client's taste buds and nutritional needs. We aim to replace the current house help or cook with professional chefs specifically trained to cook meals that aid in diabetes remission for the patient and a balanced diet for the other family members.

Given that our Diabetes Remission Program is a first of its kind in India, placing doctors and nutritionists at the forefront of our mission is of paramount importance. They will be given the highest priority in disseminating our solution to the wider population.